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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing an English Resume

Keep your resume brief: You do not have to write down all the details about your education or employment history.

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Write your resume on one or both sides of A4 paper.

Use short sentences with enough information, short paragraphs and standard English.

Use effective verbs (such as teaching, mentoring, advancing) to describe your responsibilities and accomplishments. This will make your resume more effective.

Use punctuation or bold to highlight key information.

Reread the text to correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Update your resume in case of any changes.

Don’t go into details: Employers do not have the opportunity to read all the irrelevant and unnecessary items.

Do not consider your work breaks: Explain these breaks in one or two sentences.

Do not use fonts or a variety of fonts: Choose one or two fonts that are clear and legible.

Do not use inappropriate colours, graphics or photos.

Do not name people as identifiers unless you are sure they are happy to represent you.

Try not to use verbs like I, me, we, us, and also use the past tense to describe past jobs and the present tense to describe current tasks; For example:

Conducted routine inspections of on site equipment

Differences between RESUME and CV

CV stands for Curriculum Vitae, meaning a summary of life. In the CV you should write in detail all the details of your professional and professional background. The number of CV pages does not matter and you can submit all your publications and articles in full and with details, of course, avoiding exaggeration.

But a standard resume should not be more than two pages long and you may have to delete some of your credentials.

Another difference between the two is whether they are fixed or changeable! The CV is a complete description of all your records and should not be changed depending on the applicant. But in your resume, you can emphasize your relevant experiences and skills in order to be effective, and to summarize it, eliminate unrelated experiences. If you are thinking of working for foreign companies inside or outside, it is good to know that in different countries for employment in some countries they use CVs and some Resumes. For example, resumes are more common in the United States and Canada, and CVs are more common in Europe.

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